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Oral history interview with Kate Tunick

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.991 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0991

The interview describes Ms. Tunick's childhood in Budapest, Hungary. Ms. Tunick describes early memories of the war, wearing the yellow star, learning that her father had escaped from a labor camp, and conversations between her parents about Raoul Wallenberg. She describes the family's move to a "Juden" house and then to the ghetto in Budapest, where they were warned by a nurse that they were not safe. Ms. Tunick describes hiding in a basement with her parents until the liberation of Budapest by Russian troops and returning to their home. She discusses escaping with her parents from Hungary to Vienna after the Communists rose to power in 1948, her experiences in a displaced persons camp in Germany, and the family's immigration to the United States in 1950, where they settled in Petaluma, California and became chicken farmers.

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Kate Tunick
interview:  1990 June 14
1 videocassette (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:53:14
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